April 7-13, 2014
The Globe Cinema, Calgary
showing: 30 feature films
sun
13 3:30PM

48-HOUR MOVIE MAKING CHALLENGE Please join us for the 8th Annual CUFF 48-Hour Movie Making Challenge completed shorts showcase!

special guest
sat
12 2:30PM
thu
10 7:30PM
74 minutes
USA
AliveInsideLRv3

Alive Inside: A Story of Music and Memory As dementia continues to affect millions of elderly Americans, Alive Inside reveals a remarkable, music-based breakthrough that has already transformed lives.

fri
11 9:45PM
94 Minutes
Canada
Asphalt Watches

Asphalt Watches A feature-length animation based on a real-life hitchhiking trip taken by the two filmmakers, Shayne Ehman and Seth Scriver.

special guest
thu
10 9:30PM
121 Minutes
USA
AsThePalacesBurnResizeLR

As The Palaces Burn As the Palaces Burn is a feature-length documentary that originally sought to follow the band and their fans throughout the world, to demonstrate how music ties us together when we can’t find any other common bond.

wed
9 7:30PM
92 Minutes
USA
Blue_Ruin_LR

Blue Ruin A BEACH BUM finds his quiet life upended by dreadful news and sets off for his childhood home to carry out an act of revenge.

sun
13 9:45PM
wed
9 9:45PM
90 Minutes
USA
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Doomsdays A pre-apocalyptic comedy, Doomsdays follows the misadventures of Dirty Fred and Bruho, a pair of free-wheeling squatters with a taste for unoccupied vacation homes in the Catskills.

sun
13 7:00PM
89 Minutes
UK
ForNoGoodReasonLRV2

For No Good Reason Best known for the highly distinctive illustrations he produced, Ralph Steadman is the fascinating subject of this fun and insightful documentry - framed around a studio visit from Johnny Depp

mon
7 7:00PM
95 Minutes
Ireland/UK

Frank Frank is a comedy about a young wannabe musician, Jon, who discovers he's bitten off more than he can chew when he joins a band of eccentric pop musicians.

sat
12 1:45PM
125 Minutes & 114 Minutes
Mexico/USA
HolyMountainLRv2

JODOROWSKY RETROSPECTIVE (DOUBLE BILL) - El Topo & The Holy Mountain A Double Feature of Jodorowsky's iconic El Topo and The Holy Mountain.

fri
11 9:30PM
90 Minutes
USA
JodoDuneResizeLR

Jodorowsky's Dune This fascinating documentary explores the genesis of one of cinema's greatest epics that never was.

sat
12 11:59PM
95 Minutes
USA
LatePhasesLRv2

Late Phases When deadly beasts attack from the forest, it is up to a grizzled veteran to uncover what the residents of a secluded retirement community are hiding.

thu
10 7:00PM
94 Minutes
Ireland
LoveEternalLR

Love Eternal An isolated and death-fixated young man, Ian, tries to make sense of the world, and his existence, in the only way he knows how...by getting closer to death.

sat
12 9:45PM
125 Minutes
France/Belguim
MoodIndigoResizeLR

Mood Indigo Mood Indigo is a true return to form for the Michel Gondry, exploring the surreal landscape of emotion and imagination along the lines of his classics The Science of Sleep and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

sat
12 4:30PM
102 Minutes
Canada/USA/Japan/Malaysia/Israel/Spain/Portugal
ShortsPackagePeopleAreStrange

People are Strange Here you will find a fun/strange/hilarious mixture of short films from around the world, in a variety of genres!

special guest
tue
8 9:45PM
100 Minutes
Japan
R100_LR750

R100 mild-mannered family man with a secret taste for S&M finds himself pursued by a gang of ruthless dominatrices — each with a unique talent — in this hilarious and bizarre take on the sex comedy from Japanese comedy giant Hitoshi Matsumoto.

fri
11 11:59PM
82 Minutes
USA
ScienceTeamFireGuyLR

Science Team Science Team is a mysterious secretive government organization entrusted with only the more important scientific discoveries and oddities.

fri
11 7:00PM
96 Minutes
France/USA
SwimLittleFishLR

Swim Little Fish Swim In a small New York apartment he shares with his wife, Leeward, an unusual and talented musician, composes songs with instruments he makes from his three year old daughter's toys.

special guest
tue
8 7:00PM
90 Minutes
USA
FoundFootageLR

The Found Footage Festival The Found Footage Festival is a one-of-a-kind event showcasing videos found at garage sales and thrift stores and in warehouses and dumpsters throughout North America.

special guest
sat
12 7:00PM
80 Minutes
Canada
TheHusbandLRV2

The Husband Canadain filmmaking icon Bruce McDonald returns to the big screen with The Husband; an emotionally wrenching familial drama dealing with McDonald's recurring twin themes of love and heartbreak.

special guest
sat
12 7:30PM
92 Minutes
UK

The Machine A future UK is deadlocked in cold war with China as the two await action from either side.

wed
9 9:30PM
148 Minutes
Indonesia

The Raid 2 Immediately following the events of the original, THE RAID 2 tracks Officer Rama as he is pressured to join an anticorruption task force to guarantee protection for his wife and child.

sat
12 9:15PM
95 Minutes
USA

The Sacrament The latest from Ti West (THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL, V/H/S), THE SACRAMENT follows a group of journalists shooting a doc about a man’s attempt to locate his missing sister.

sat
12 10:00AM
180 minutes
Various Artists, USA/Canada
SatCartoonResize_LR

THE SATURDAY MORNING ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT-CEREAL CARTOON PARTY Calgary Underground Film Festival presents a 3-hour trip down memory lane with a tribute to the eye-popping, brain-addling Saturday morning cartoons of yore, complete with a smorgasbord of sugary cereals.

sun
13 7:30PM
102 Minutes
France/Belguim
StrangeColourLR

The Strange Colour of Your Body's Tears From the directors of AMER comes this gorgeous and lurid homage to masters of classic Italian Giallo horror.

wed
9 7:00PM
92 Minutes
Canada

Three Night Stand Carl is a young, carefree game designer, whose plans to take his wife Sue on a romantic ski lodge trip in the majestic and snowy Laurentians of Quebec goes awry with saucily sexy and hilarious results.

special guest
fri
11 7:30PM
60 Minutes
USA

Vannin' VANNIN’ is a weird and wonderful look at the subculture of van enthusiasts who continue to keep the 1970s dream alive, from the Scooby Doo gang’s Mystery Wagon to dragon-bedecked, plush cruisers.

special guest
sun
13 1:30PM
tue
8 7:30PM
102 Minutes
Sweden /Denmark

We Are The Best (VI ÄR BÄST!) Bobo, Klara and Hedvig are three 13-year-old girls trying to survive adolescence in early 80s Stockholm. Like all alienated teenagers, they’re equal parts brave, frustrated, angry and strange.

sun
13 1:00PM
tue
8 9:15PM
91 Minutes
USA

We Gotta Get Out Of This Place First-time feature directors Simon and Zeke Hawkins tip their hat to pulp crime master Jim Thompson in this tight, twisty, Texas-set nouveau noir about three teenage friends who get in way over their head when they cross a down-home crime syndicate.

sun
13 9:15PM
thu
10 9:15PM
109 Minutes
Germany

Wetlands Helen (Carla Juri) is a super-sexually-charged young woman, prone to frequent and frenetic bouts of masturbating (aided by assorted vegetables) and a fixation on her anus that would make Freud proud.

sun
13 3:45PM
thu
10 11:45PM
126 Minutes
Japan

Why Don't You Play in Hell (JIGOKU DE NAZE WARUI) Ten years ago, the Kitagawa yakuza clan attacked the Muto yakuza clan at Muto’s own home, only to have Muto’s wife fight back.